Black Families at the Crossroads: Challenges and Prospects / Edition 1

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Overview

This updated edition of the classic book Black Families at the Crossroads offers a comprehensive examination of the diverse and complex issues surrounding Black families. Leanor Boulin Johnson and Robert Staples combine more than sixty years of writing and research on Black families to offer insights into the pre-slavery development of the Black middle class, internal processes that affect all class strata among Black American families, the impact of race on modern Black immigrant families, the interaction of external forces and internal norms at each stage of the Black family life cycle, and public policies that provide challenges and promising prospects for the continuing resilience of the Black family as an American institution. This thoroughly revised edition features new research, including empirical studies and theoretical applications and a review of significant social policies and economic changes in the past decade and their impact on Black families.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787972226
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/29/2004
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 704,179
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface to the Revised Edition xvii
Preface to the First Edition xxi
Acknowledgments xxvii
1 History as Fact and Fiction 1
2 Studying Black Families 31
3 Work and Money: The Struggle 59
4 Patterns of Sexual Intimacy 93
5 Singlehood and Partner Selection 125
6 Gender Roles and Male Sexism 155
7 Marital Patterns and Interactions 177
8 The Challenges of Parenting 213
9 Kinship and Community Support 245
10 Social Change, Challenges, and Prospects 277
Selected Readings 311
References 313
About the Authors 357
Name Index 359
Subject Index 369
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